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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432402/predictors-of-missed-appointments-in-patients-referred-for-congenital-or-pediatric-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Jimmy C Lu, Ray Lowery, Sunkyung Yu, Maryam Ghadimi Mahani, Prachi P Agarwal, Adam L Dorfman
BACKGROUND: Congenital cardiac magnetic resonance is a limited resource because of scanner and physician availability. Missed appointments decrease scheduling efficiency, have financial implications and represent missed care opportunities. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the rate of missed appointments and identify modifiable predictors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This single-center retrospective study included all patients with outpatient congenital or pediatric cardiac MR appointments from Jan...
April 21, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425922/detailed-follow-up-study-of-pediatric-orofacial-granulomatosis-patients
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Anu Haaramo, Heikki Alapulli, Liisa Aine, Ulla Saarnisto, Jetta Tuokkola, Tarja Ruuska, Taina Sipponen, Anne Pitkäranta, Kaija-Leena Kolho
OBJECTIVES: Orofacial granulomatosis (OFG) is a chronic inflammatory condition affecting the orofacial area. Its connection to Crohn's disease (CD) is debated. Our aim was to describe a cohort of pediatric OFG patients in detail, study the long-term behavior of OFG and evaluate factors predicting CD in OFG patients. METHODS: We invited patients diagnosed with OFG at two university hospitals, Finland for a follow-up appointment. Patients (n = 29) were examined by a dentist and an otorhinolaryngologist using a structural schema...
February 22, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377171/benefits-of-subspecialty-adherence-after-asthma-hospitalization-and-patient-perceived-barriers-to-care
#3
Neema Izadi, Jonathan S Tam
BACKGROUND: Comparative studies have demonstrated that asthma education to pediatric patients decreases average hospital usage and that allergy specialists provide stronger asthma education and more improved outcomes. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the real-world benefits of allergy subspecialty involvement outside inpatient consultation and the impediments for patients in establishing allergy subspecialty care. METHODS: The study population was composed mostly of minority children 0 to 18 years old seen at a large university-affiliated stand-alone children's hospital who had a hospital discharge diagnosis of asthma from 2009 to 2013...
April 1, 2017: Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368518/functional-hypothalamic-amenorrhea-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Catherine M Gordon, Kathryn E Ackerman, Sarah L Berga, Jay R Kaplan, George Mastorakos, Madhusmita Misra, M Hassan Murad, Nanette F Santoro, Michelle P Warren
Cosponsoring Associations: The American Society for Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Endocrinology, and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. This guideline was funded by the Endocrine Society. Objective: To formulate clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of functional hypothalamic amenorrhea (FHA). Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed task force of eight experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360968/molluscum-contagiosum-treated-with-dilute-povidone-iodine-a-series-of-cases
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Kara Capriotti, Kevin Stewart, Jesse Pelletier, Joseph Capriotti
Objective: To report our experience using a broad spectrum antimicrobial, povidone-iodine, as a novel at-home prescription treatment for molluscum contagiosum. Design/Setting: A systematic review of cases presenting to one of the author's private dermatology clinics from January to July of 2015 identified 12 patients with molluscum contagiosum seeking treatment. Participants: The population was pediatric, with six males and six female patients included (age range 2-17 years, mean age 6 years). Measurements: Patients were evaluated at baseline and returned to the office for evaluation at four-week intervals until resolution or failure to show for appointments, with number and location of lesions being recorded at each visit...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28359099/pediatric-obesity-assessment-treatment-and-prevention-an-endocrine-society-clinical-practice-guideline
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Dennis M Styne, Silva A Arslanian, Ellen L Connor, Ismaa Sadaf Farooqi, M Hassan Murad, Janet H Silverstein, Jack A Yanovski
Cosponsoring Associations: The European Society of Endocrinology and the Pediatric Endocrine Society. This guideline was funded by the Endocrine Society. Objective: To formulate clinical practice guidelines for the assessment, treatment, and prevention of pediatric obesity. Participants: The participants include an Endocrine Society-appointed Task Force of 6 experts, a methodologist, and a medical writer. Evidence: This evidence-based guideline was developed using the Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development, and Evaluation approach to describe the strength of recommendations and the quality of evidence...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334565/year-end-resident-clinic-handoffs-narrative-review-and-recommendations-for-improvement
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Amber T Pincavage, Michael J Donnelly, John Q Young, Vineet M Arora
BACKGROUND: Year-end clinic handoffs in resident continuity clinics are an important patient safety issue. METHODS: Intervention articles addressing the year-end resident clinic handoff were identified in a targeted literature search. These articles were reviewed and abstracted to summarize the current literature. On the basis of these reviews and consensus expert opinion, recommendations to improve year-end clinic handoffs were developed. RESULTS: Of 23 identified articles, 10 intervention articles in the fields of internal medicine, internal medicine-pediatrics, psychiatry, and family medicine were ultimately included...
February 2017: Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318041/effect-of-a-referral-only-policy-on-wait-time-for-outpatient-pediatric-dermatology-appointments
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Tiffany J Herd, Amy J Nopper, Kimberly A Horii
Decreasing wait time for pediatric dermatology appointments is important to patients. We retrospectively examined the effect of a referral-only policy on patient wait time for an initial appointment in an academic pediatric dermatology clinic and found a statistically significant decrease in wait time after the policy was instituted.
March 20, 2017: Pediatric Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293684/meaningful-use-of-an-electronic-personal-health-record-ephr-among-pediatric-cancer-survivors
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Rebecca S Williamson, Brooke O Cherven, Jordan Gilleland Marchak, Paula Edwards, Michael Palgon, Cam Escoffery, Lillian R Meacham, Ann C Mertens
Background and Objectivs: Survivors of pediatric and adolescent cancer are at an increased risk of chronic and debilitating health conditions and require life-long specialized care. Stand-alone electronic personal health records (ePHRs) may aid their self-management. This analysis characterizes young adult survivors and parents who meaningfully use an ePHR, Cancer SurvivorLink(TM), designed for survivors of pediatric and adolescent cancer. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study of patients seen at a pediatric survivor clinic for annual survivor care...
March 15, 2017: Applied Clinical Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293129/pain-experience-and-behavior-management-in-pediatric-dentistry-a-comparison-between-traditional-local-anesthesia-and-the-wand-computerized-delivery-system
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Annelyse Garret-Bernardin, Tiziana Cantile, Vincenzo D'Antò, Alexandros Galanakis, Gabriel Fauxpoint, Gianmaria Fabrizio Ferrazzano, Sara De Rosa, Giulia Vallogini, Umberto Romeo, Angela Galeotti
Aim. To evaluate the pain experience and behavior during dental injection, using the Wand computerized delivery system versus conventional local anesthesia in children and adolescents. Methods. An observational crossover split mouth study was performed on 67 patients (aged 7 to 15 years), requiring local anesthesia for dental treatments in both sides of the dental arch. Patients received both types of injections in two separate appointments, one with the use of a Computer Delivery System (the Wand STA system) and one with the traditional syringe...
2017: Pain Research & Management: the Journal of the Canadian Pain Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281955/an-assessment-of-direct-restorative-material-use-in-posterior-teeth-by-american-and-canadian-pediatric-dentists-ii-rubber-dam-isolation
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Rae E Varughese, Paul Andrews, Michael J Sigal, Amir Azarpazhooh
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to assess usage, indications, and contraindications for rubber dam isolation (RDI) by pediatric dentists in Canada and the United States. METHODS: A cross-sectional, web-based, self-administered survey was utilized to collect the opinions of all active pediatric dentist members of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry on the use of direct restorative materials in posterior teeth (n equals 4,648; 19...
November 15, 2016: Pediatric Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263228/pain-is-the-greatest-preoperative-concern-for-patients-and-parents-prior-to-posterior-spinal-fusion-for-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Priscella Chan, David Skaggs, Austin Sanders, Gabriela A Villamor, Paul D Choi, Vernon Tolo, Lindsay M Andras
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cross-sectional study OBJECTIVE.: To evaluate patients' and parents' concerns so they can be addressed with appropriate preoperative counseling. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Despite much research on outcomes for posterior spinal fusion (PSF) in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), little is available about preoperative fears or concerns. METHODS: AIS patients undergoing PSF, their parents, and surgeons, were prospectively enrolled and asked to complete a survey on their fears and concerns about surgery at their preoperative appointment...
March 3, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257529/measuring-sound-processor-threshold-levels-for-pediatric-cochlear-implant-recipients-using-conditioned-play-audiometry-via-telepractice
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Jenny L Goehring, Michelle L Hughes
Purpose: This study evaluated the use of telepractice for measuring cochlear implant (CI) behavioral threshold (T) levels in children using conditioned play audiometry (CPA). The goals were to determine whether (a) T levels measured via telepractice were not significantly different from those obtained in person, (b) response probability differed between remote and in-person conditions, and (c) the remote visit required more time than the in-person condition. Method: An ABBA design (A, in-person; B, remote) was split across 2 visits...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research: JSLHR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245657/perceptions-of-the-medical-home-by-parents-of-children-with-chronic-illnesses
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Emily B Vander Schaaf, Elisabeth P Dellon, Rachael A Carr, Neal A deJong, Asheley C Skinner, Michael J Steiner
OBJECTIVES: The patient-centered medical home (PCMH) strives to improve the quality of care in the primary care setting. Recently, certification programs for patient-centered coordinated care have expanded to subspecialty care. Children with chronic conditions are particularly in need of patient-centered and coordinated care. Our objective was to compare parent perceptions of PCMH elements at primary care and specialty practices for children receiving specialty care. STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional survey study...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Managed Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240650/access-to-developmental-pediatrics-evaluations-for-at-risk-children
#15
Manuel E Jimenez, Emmanuel Martinez Alcaraz, Jerome Williams, Brian L Strom
OBJECTIVE: To determine a national average wait time for developmental pediatric evaluations and to understand differences in access based on whether an appointment is requested by an English or Spanish-speaking caller. METHODS: We conducted a mystery shopper study in which a bilingual research assistant called developmental pediatrics programs affiliated with US children's hospitals listed on a public directory requesting an appointment for his simulated child experiencing a developmental problem...
April 2017: Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: JDBP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192551/effectiveness-of-computer-automation-for-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-childhood-type-2-diabetes-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Tamara S Hannon, Tamara M Dugan, Chandan K Saha, Steven J McKee, Stephen M Downs, Aaron E Carroll
Importance: Type 2 diabetes (T2D) is increasingly common in young individuals. Primary prevention and screening among children and adolescents who are at substantial risk for T2D are recommended, but implementation of T2D screening practices in the pediatric primary care setting is uncommon. Objective: To determine the feasibility and effectiveness of a computerized clinical decision support system to identify pediatric patients at high risk for T2D and to coordinate screening for and diagnosis of prediabetes and T2D...
April 1, 2017: JAMA Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141690/predicting-late-follow-up-and-understanding-its-consequences-in-growth-modulation-for-pediatric-lower-limb-deformities
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Cheryl Lawing, Adam Margalit, Gift Ukwuani, Paul D Sponseller
BACKGROUND: Growth modulation with implants facilitates correction of angular deformities and limb-length discrepancies (LLDs) in children. Close follow-up is necessary when using growth modulation to prevent overcorrection. We examined factors associated with late follow-up and overcorrection rates in patients with late versus timely follow-up. METHODS: This was a retrospective review of growth modulation procedures in children at 1 institution from 2000 through 2014...
January 30, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126353/auditing-access-to-outpatient-rehabilitation-services-for-children-with-traumatic-brain-injury-and-public-insurance-in-washington-state
#18
Molly M Fuentes, Leah Thompson, D Alex Quistberg, Wren L Haaland, Karin Rhodes, Deborah Kartin, Cheryl Kerfeld, Susan Apkon, Ali Rowhani-Rahbar, Frederick P Rivara
OBJECTIVE: To identify insurance-based disparities in access to outpatient pediatric neurorehabilitation services. DESIGN: Audit study with paired calls, where callers posed as a mother seeking services for a simulated child with history of severe traumatic brain injury and public or private insurance. SETTING: Outpatient rehabilitation clinics. PARTICIPANTS: Sample of rehabilitation clinics (N=287): 195 physical therapy (PT) clinics, 109 occupational therapy (OT) clinics, 102 speech therapy (ST) clinics, and 11 rehabilitation medicine clinics...
January 23, 2017: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125824/discharge-handoff-communication-and-pediatric-readmissions
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Ryan J Coller, Thomas S Klitzner, Adrianna A Saenz, Carlos F Lerner, Lauren G Alderette, Bergen B Nelson, Paul J Chung
BACKGROUND: Improvement in hospital transitional care has become a major national priority, although the impact on children's postdischarge outcomes is unclear. OBJECTIVE: To characterize common handoff practices between hospital and primary care providers (PCPs), and test the hypothesis that common handoff practices would be associated with fewer unplanned readmissions. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PATIENTS: This prospective cohort study enrolled randomly selected pediatric patients during an acute hospitalization at a tertiary children's hospital in 2012-2014...
January 2017: Journal of Hospital Medicine: An Official Publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067678/lead-time-to-appointment-and-no-show-rates-for-new-and-follow-up-patients-in-an-ambulatory-clinic
#20
Rupali Drewek, Lucia Mirea, P David Adelson
High rates of no-shows in outpatient clinics are problematic for revenue and for quality of patient care. Longer lead time to appointment has variably been implicated as a risk factor for no-shows, but the evidence within pediatric clinics is inconclusive. The goal of this study was to estimate no-show rates and test for association between appointment lead time and no-show rates for new and follow-up patients. Analyses included 534 new and 1920 follow-up patients from pulmonology and gastroenterology clinics at a freestanding children's hospital...
January 2017: Health Care Manager
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